|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2006|
Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT) - October 24, 2006
Deceased Name: PETER B. ALBERDA
Peter B. Alberda, 89, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Bozeman. He was born on July 18, 1917, in Churchill to Henry and Gertrude (VanderBurg) Alberda. He graduated from Manhattan High School. Following graduation he continued working for the family hardware store in Manhattan.
He married Helen Anderson in Anaconda in 1942, and they moved to Seattle where Pete worked at the Todd Shipyards during the war. He started a garage in Seattle after the war with his father and brother-in-law. His three children, Carolee, LaVonne and Dale, were all born in Seattle.
In 1949, Pete and his family returned to Bozeman where he took a mechanic job for Noreen Motors (Nash dealership). He then took a job as maintenance manager for Gallatin County, where he worked for 30 years before retiring.
He had a passion for knowing all the roads in Gallatin County and spent much of his retirement driving a pickup or SUV throughout rural areas of southwest Montana. He also spent a great deal of time woodworking and enjoyed making all kinds of wood products for friends and relatives. Pete is survived by his daughters, Carolee (Roy) Ehresmann of Livingston, and LaVonne (Roger) Schell of Pacific Grove, Calif.; son, Dale (Janene) Alberda of England; sister, Eva Deana Farmer of Bozeman; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen in 2004; and sister, Gertrude DeKoker.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bozeman Christian Center. Private family interment will take place in Hills Cemetery.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
In 1940 Peter lived with his parents and two sisters at a rented home at Manhatten, Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana. In 1935 they lived at the same home.
Henry Alberda (1889 - 1980)
Gertrude VanderBurg Alberda (1889 - 1984)
Helen Anderson Alberda (1919 - 2004)
Nellie Lizzie Alberda (1913 - 1913)*
Evadena Alberda Farmer (1915 - 2011)*
Peter Alberda (1917 - 2006)
Gertrude Henrietta Alberda DeKoker (1922 - 1986)*
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Jane Barkell
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
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